Science Fiction in the News Articles
Related to material in Childhood's End
by Arthur C. Clarke

The story takes place in the near future; mysterious Overlord spaceships appear over earth cities and impose order on the unruly humans. Outstanding novel; a truly unique vision of mankind's ultimate destiny.

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Reduce Global Warming By Blocking Sunlight
   At a conference last year on global warming, distinguished astrophysicist and sf author Gregory Benford pointed out that the various measures proposed to stop global warming will not do the job soon enough.

Multi-Touch Interaction Overlord Control Screen
   Use both hands and all your fingers with this interface, just like Earths' Overlords.

Tsunami Warning System Working In Asia
   Humans depended mostly on aliens for help in Clarke's 1953 novel Childhood's End. Other alternatives are now available around the world.

MEDUSA Controls Crowds By Talking Inside Their Heads
   Device uses microwave audio effect in a manner similar to that proposed by the Overlords from Clarke's Childhood's End.

This Alien Earth
   Where do you think the most alien environment on Earth can be found?

Instant Housing
   Haven't you ever found a spot with a view so great, you'd just like to plunk a house down right there, and enjoy it right now? Now you can.

DEMON UAV Has No Moving Flaps
   Successful demonstration of 'flapless flight' in this unmanned aerial vehicle.

EDV-01 Instant Self-Sufficient House
   'There was nowhere on the planet where science and technology could not provide one with a comfortable home...'

Squid Vs. Whale Diorama Liked By Humans, Aliens
   'Everything was ready, awaiting the Overlords' pleasure...'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1953.

Will You Live To See EM Pulse Scattering By Ships Nearing Light Speed?
   '...half a million kilometers away, the Stardrive went on.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1953.

Adjust Earth Temp With A Bazillion Solar Sunshades
   ' the sun passed the meridian at Cape Town-it went out.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1953.

Giant Telescope Lenses Made In Space
   '...a cyclopean beast living among the asteroidal rubble of some distant sun.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1953.

Alien Eyes - Here On Earth!
   '...a picture of a cyclopean beast living among the asteroidal rubble of some distant sun.' - Arthur C. Clarke

Tsunami Forecasts Improved By Ionosphere Signals
   'Swifter than any tide could ebb, the water was receding from the shore.'

Splendid View Of Eclipse From Orbit Visualized And Repurposed By Arthur C. Clarke
   'The area affected was five hundred kilometres across, and perfectly circular.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1953. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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re: Arthur C. Clarke

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